The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

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Day 1

poem by Dave Morrison Editor’s note: This poem is reposted from Dave’s Facebook feed. It was accompanied by his note: “Friends, Today is Day 1 of Course 1 (chemo & radiation).” Day 1 is a poem from Dave’s book, Brand New Day, published by JukeBooks in 2007. Day 1 I woke up on Day 1 and held my […]

Little Yellow & Green Salad

photographs and text by Megan Bedford Sometimes I wait too long to make my lunch, and I turn into an evil Jekyll of myself, tearing through kitchen cabinets, greedily slicing off hunks of cheese, and messily assembling weird meals in a kind of delusional haste. Yesterday I had one such hunger squall, but managed to […]

Easter Egg Raviolo

text by Megan Bedford photographs by Justin Gove I am not a religious person, but I do celebrate good food. This fact is perhaps no more apparent than at Easter.  When I was growing up, Easter ritual meant that it was time to get out the sugared coconut and construct “the bunny cake.” It also […]

Egg Laying Chickens

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens The eggs have arrived!  After 21 plus weeks just as I was beginning to wonder would these ladies actually lay eggs, they did – well some of them anyway. I actually saw one of the Australorps lay an egg this morning! Plunk and it was there…and in the nesting box not the […]

Birds & Bees: Raising Chicks

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens I decided to keep chickens, because (a) I want the fresh eggs (great nutrition) and (b) they were a much simpler alternative to larger livestock i.e. pigs. The fact that my new (old) farmhouse came with a chicken coop just made the decision that much more obvious. Hey, you […]

Pretty Eggs

photograph, text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist I received a dozen fresh eggs this morning from my friend Janet’s laying hens. She’s got a mixed flock, so the eggs are all different colors and shades: warm brown, porcelain white, pale blues. (Araucanas account for the blue ones, I’m told.) In the basket, they truly shine […]

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